Granicus, the leading provider of cloud-based software solutions and digital engagement services for the public sector, announced a partnership with Bang the Table, the company behind the award-winning community engagement solution, EngagementHQ. The companies have collaborated on an integrated set of solutions that extend a variety of new capabilities and features to Granicus’ local government […]
From what to how to why, an essential guide to understanding fundamentals of community engagement Community engagement can be a complicated concept. Too often, attempts at singular definitions turn the concept of engaging people to have their say on decisions that impact their lives into abstract notions that sideline it’s essence. Emphasis on the lived […]
Let’s Chat Moncton is enabling better engagement with a bilingual community across a variety of local issues. With quality information flowing to and from the community and decision-makers, this dedicated online engagement space is bringing clarity to vital conversations in New Brunswick’s largest city.
Let’s Talk | Kōrero mai is the dedicated online engagement space of Rotorua Lakes Council, New Zealand, the local government body serving a diverse bicultural district with growing urban, rural, and lakeside communities. Over 2017-2018, the platform saw a significant rise in the number of visitors and participants having their say on a variety of […]
At Bang the Table, we use our mission to focus our efforts, empower our teams, and help our client’s build engaged communities that flourish.
We are looking forward to a lively discussion at the International Association of Public Participation’s (IAP2) USA conference this year exploring decision-making processes for when to go online and when to go in-person, or both, as far as community engagement is concerned. We will discuss the difference if we were to approach design from a “digital first” perspective. Join the session Online Engagement – Always? First? After? When? at IAP2 USA Conference on Friday, September 6 at 1 pm.
We are extremely excited to be announcing a global partnership between Bang the Table and Balancing Act. Get the details of this new partnership and see how the Balancing Act software will integrate with EngagementHQ for best-in-class community participation and budget engagement software.
EngagementHQ now allows clients to use the site to build petitions within their community engagement. Petition page shows the number of responses and allows community members to simply choose to participate by filling out a form.
Bang the Table’s Engagement Manager, Casey Earp, and City of Golden, Colorado’s Senior Planner, Amber Wesner share some tricks of the trade for expanding your audience. Last week I presented at the Colorado APA conference alongside Amber Wesner, Senior Planner for the City of Golden, Colorado, about how the city is using online engagement tools […]
When building your engagement site, selecting the right tool is important to your end results. Get ideas on how to choose a variety of feedback tools that cater to different audiences, how to make participation fun and easy, and when face-to-face can support your digital engagement.
The City of Burlington started this conversation with its community when they launched the site in March 2018 to develop the conversation and the relationships online. Since its inception, they have updated the site with more tools and information about festivals and events.
From promoting your projects to creating a culture of engagement, these tips can help you overcome the seven most common challenges in online community engagement and build a solid engagement statement for your organisation.
Digital engagement can help achieve better community outcomes and improve the overall public experience. Below are ten reasons to consider transitioning your community engagement practice to an online platform and the value of bringing resident feedback into local government decision making.
Download our new guide to learn the most the common challenges, opportunities and pitfalls you may face while making the shift to digital-first community engagement. Learn practical strategies and advice to build a successful digital-first engagement practice for your organisation.
Local governments are beginning to adopt the mentality that community engagement is a process that happens with the people. Surveys happen to people. Beyond the survey, you will find richer feedback, more meaningful conversations, and more trust between your residents and your organization.
Each year, #CityHallSelfie day drives thousands of residents to city hall buildings across the country. We have teamed up with ELGL and put together a list of tips to help you take participation to the next level.
As demand for air travel to and from Melbourne continues to rapidly grow, Melbourne Airport is planning which runway to develop. Find out how they included the community in the process.
Nova Scotia Health Authority’s online community engagement journey reveals vital insights into public involvement in the health sector.
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